Definition of farrier in English:

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farrier

Pronunciation: /ˈferēər/

noun

A craftsman who trims and shoes horses' hooves.
Example sentences
  • He worked as a farrier, shoeing horses at the Middleburg training track and the surrounding area.
  • Then too, teamsters, stable boys, and farriers were all needed to tend the horses.
  • There has been a shortage of farriers to shoe the thousands of both thoroughbred and sport horses in the country.

Derivatives

farriery

Pronunciation: /ˈferyərē/
noun
Example sentences
  • It costs me about $40 each a week to feed them, and that's just basics: hay and hard pea, and that doesn't even take into consideration the vet expenses, the farriery.
  • The profession of farriery nearly disappeared with the advent of automobiles and tractors.

Origin

Mid 16th century: from Old French ferrier, from Latin ferrarius, from ferrum 'iron, horseshoe'.

Words that rhyme with farrier

barrier, carrier, harrier, tarrier

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: far·ri·er

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